OnePointOne and Willo Farm celebrate the grand opening of their new headquarters and flagship vertical farm in Avondale, AZ. Avondale officials were there to welcome them with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate this momentous occasion as guests were able to get a first peek at the cutting-edge facility while learning firsthand about vertical farming and tasting sustainably produced, non-GMO, pesticide-free produce.
“With our rich history of farming and agriculture, Avondale is pleased to welcome OnepointOne and Willo Farm to the City,” said Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise. “As Avondale and the West Valley continue to grow, we recognize it is increasingly important to create and preserve a sustainable local food system.”
The 12,000 square-foot farm, located within their 80,000 square-foot facility, is in the Avondale 107th Industrial Park, at 855 N 107th Ave, Avondale, AZ. This state-of-the-art indoor aeroponics vertical farm is powered by OnePointOne’s proprietary cultivation technology and advanced plant production systems, which are revolutionizing agriculture in a way that minimizes environmental impact, uses fewer natural resources, and markedly increases yields in a fraction of the space. Additionally, the farm can grow produce year-round regardless of climate or geography, making nutrient-dense produce available any time, anywhere.
“1.1 billion people entered the millennium hungry. This is a startling truth my brother and I discovered, which inspired us to create OnePointOne and Willo Farm,” said CEO and Cofounder, Sam Bertram. “We knew we needed to do something big and impactful, so we set out on a mission to unleash the power of plants on human health to nourish and heal humanity.”
To do that, they needed to fundamentally rethink how plants are grown, utilized and optimized. OnePointOne’s proprietary vertical farming technology uses 99 percent less water, no precious topsoil and produces 250x more produce per acre compared to traditional agriculture. All produce is free of pesticides, herbicides, and harmful chemicals and is non-GMO, making it incredibly pure.
This new facility also serves as the production hub for Willo Farm, the world’s first personalized vertical farming platform designed to amplify human health by delivering the fresh, delicious produce right from the farm to members’ doors within days of harvest. Willo Farm empowers consumers to curate their own personal farm share from seed to harvest, controlling what is grown right from their fingertips.
Ken Chapa, Avondale’s Economic Development & Tourism Director, said: “OnePointOne is an emerging leader in sustainable plant production, and we are excited to welcome them to our community.” He added: “Avondale has quickly arisen as a desirable location for high-tech companies that want to take advantage of our competitively priced real estate options and proximity to major transportation corridors and skilled labor force.”
OnePointOne has created 25+ new jobs in the city and projects sustained and continued growth as they further expand their operations.
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